Professional Scrum Master
Live Virtual Class, April 27-28, 2023
Acquire the Scrum Master’s skills and knowledge in order to maximize the value and effectiveness of your team. The course is primarily intended for those responsible for the successful use or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise.
The course teaches participants how to use Scrum to optimize value and effectiveness of Scrum Teams within a broader organization. Participants will learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and will be challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces
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The purpose of the PSM course is to give participants a solid grounding in Scrum and its core principles, from which they can make opportunistic decisions about how to use it best. Participants learn why certain decisions are better than others as well as why some support Agility while others ultimately lead back to a waterfall model. They will also learn how to use Scrum to evaluate the results of their decisions and how to optimize the learning.
Getting the most out of Scrum requires a solid knowledge of how it works and why. ‘Professional Scrum Master’ course will cover these as well as several advanced topics, like managing risk and optimizing total cost of ownership, that build on Scrum’s underlying Agile principles.
The course is primarily targeted at those responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise.
- Have read one book on Scrum
- Have studied the Scrum Guide (available on scrum.org)
- Understand the basics of project management
- Understand requirements and their breaking down
- Have been on or closely involved in a project that builds or enhances a product
- Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization
- Scrum theory & application
Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How the Scrum principles are different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact? How does the theory translate into practice ?
- Scrum Teams
Scrum Teams are self-managing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum Teams and how do we ensure their success? How can we support their development with facilitation and coaching ?
- Scrum planning and backlog management
How does planning and estimation work differently in Scrum? How do we leverege a transparent Product Backlog to make work transparent and effectively plan releases?
- Forecasting, risk management, and reporting
Scrum is an empirical process. How can forecasts be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.
- Scaling Scrum
Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?
This class is facilitated in a live virtual setting using Zoom and Mural.